North Korea has sent hundreds of people to the Olympics in the South, including officials, athletes, artists, journalists and a 230-member cheering group.
Addressing tens of thousands of troops and civilians assembled on the square below him, Kim said the parade marks North Korea's emergence as a "global military power" despite facing the "worst sanctions".
After a year of escalating rhetoric between the Pyongyang and Washington, tensions on the Korean peninsula have eased after the North's leader Kim Jong Un said in a New Year's address he was willing to open discussions with Seoul.
Yokota is the headquarters of both U.S. Forces Japan and the Air Self-Defense Forces Air Defense Command - a fact that some say makes it particularly at risk of a missile attack by North Korea.
Vice President Mike Pence, who landed in South Korea overnight Thursday (U.S. time), is leading the U.S. delegation and had expressed some willingness to meet with North Korean officials should the opportunity arise.
The high-level North Korean delegation, headed by Kim Yong Nam, the North's ceremonial head of state, will arrive in South Korea on Friday on a special plane to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics later in the day.
High-profile North Korean officials including Hwang Pyong So, Choe Ryong Hae and the late Kim Yang Gon visited the South in October 2014 to attend the closing ceremony of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.
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Yong-nam is the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea.
In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters all sides, not just the two Koreas, needed to work hard and dialogue between the United States and North Korea should be expanded for this to happen, Wang said.
An employee at Samsung Electronics' booth in PyeongChang, South Korea, last week.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also delivered a speech celebrating the country's military prowess.
Some 140 members of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra were giving their first performance at the Gangneung Art Centre since arriving in the South Tuesday.
Pence shied away from public criticism of Moon when they met Thursday evening, congratulating South Korea on hosting the games and pledging continued support in addressing the North's nuclear threat. However, that hasn't deterred Seoul's citizens from taking many precautions against a catastrophic attack by North Korea, whether nuclear or otherwise.
"The IOC [International Olympic Committee] will provide mobile phones to all athletes of all countries participating at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018", an IOC representative told Reuters.
The US "will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games".